All Information (Except Text) for S.788 - Equality Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR] (Introduced 03/13/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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|03/13/2019||Introduced in Senate|
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|03/13/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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|Senate Judiciary||03/13/2019||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Civil actions and liability
- Consumer credit
- Due process and equal protection
- Elementary and secondary education
- Employment discrimination and employee rights
- Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
- Higher education
- Housing discrimination
- Judicial procedure and administration
- Museums, exhibitions, cultural centers
- Retail and wholesale trades
- Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
- Sports and recreation facilities
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (03/13/2019)
This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation.
The bill expands the definition of public accommodations to include places or establishments that provide (1) exhibitions, recreation, exercise, amusement, gatherings, or displays; (2) goods, services, or programs; and (3) transportation services.
The bill allows the Department of Justice to intervene in equal protection actions in federal court on account of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The bill prohibits an individual from being denied access to a shared facility, including a restroom, a locker room, and a dressing room, that is in accordance with the individual's gender identity.